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Towpath Trail: Cascade Locks Trailhead to Winking Lizard/Peninsula - 27 Miles

Ride Name: 32 - Cycling along the shores of the Cuyahoga north to Peninsula
Trail: Towpath Trail – Cascade Locks Trailhead (Mustill Store) to Winking Lizard/Peninsula
Rating: Intermediate
Ride Type: Out and Back
Distance: 27 miles

You are cycling our members’ favorite, the Towpath Trail from Akron to Peninsula. This is traditionally our first and last weekend ride of the season and is scheduled throughout the cycling season. The group cycles at about 10-12 mph and stops often. It is an easier ride than you think. We meet in the Mustill Store parking lot off North Street, just 1 block west of Howard Street. Be sure to arrive 15 minutes before our wheels-down time on this meet-up.

The Towpath Trail passes through woodlands during most of this ride. You cross under Portage Path and up to the ever popular Beaver Marsh before heading into Peninsula and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Often the group eats at the Winking Lizard in Peninsula and chat for a while before heading back to Akron. If Szalay’s Farm Market is open, it will definitely be one of our stops.

Out and back rides are designed with the intermediate and advanced cyclist in mind. These rides cycle out of a trailhead to a set destination, typically 8-10 miles away. After a break, the riders cycle back to the departure trailhead. 

 Tonight’s ride travels at 10-12 mph and typically takes 3+ hours including photo-ops and rest stops. The ride is rated for leisure cyclists who enjoy cycling 10-12 mph on flat trails with an occasional hill or elevation gain. The trail surface is mixed with areas of both asphalt and packed limestone. It is relatively flat with some moderate elevation changes. The ride should be a comfortable ride for the intermediate cyclist.

This ride is scheduled on the calendar of the Spin-off Cyclists, We encourage you to join us on this and other rides. We are a group of cyclists of all ages and abilities who cycle the trails of Northeast Ohio and surrounding areas for fun, health and friendship.

By accepting this Spin-off Cyclists Bicycle Club event’s RSVP and attending this event, I have read and voluntarily agree to the RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT. I further agree that no oral representations, statements or inducement apart from the foregoing written agreement have been made. I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS DOCUMENT AND RELEASE.

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  • Tom B.

    I thought I would be up for this ride but I am not. Jim and Ann, Have a great ride if you go.

    October 26, 2013

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